St. John’s

Marquette

PICKS


St. John’s +9 Point Spread
-115



Under 151 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

The Red Storm are struggling right to say the least. They have won just one of their last six games and are just now 1-5 in Big East play. They currently are on a two-game losing streak. Marquette on the other hand are starting to play extremely well, having won their last three games in a row. They an even 3-3 record in the Big East and are going to need every win they can get to improve their resume. Now in past meetings, these two have been for the most part competitive against each other. the Red Storm are actually 11-4 against the spread in the last 15 meetings with Marquette. They have yet to win a road game this season, but showed improvement when they went toe to toe with Seton Hall in their last game and lost by three. Laying 9 or so at home feels like too many given the recent success the Red Storm have had against this team. This is probably more of a stay away spot for me, but I would lean St. John’s plus the points in a game they must win.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is very high at 151. Note that St. John’s has yet to play an away game this season where the total goes over. With a total this high, you pretty much need both teams to consistently be scoring. Marquette has that ability, averaging 75 points per game since the start of Big East play. St. John’s is a little less productive, averaging only 67 points per game against Big East opponents. The under is 8-2 in St. John’s last 10 games and I lean to the under in this game because the Red Storm will look to slow down the pace of play.